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Urban Parent visits with CrossFit OnSide

Here at Urban Parent we know how difficult it is to remain active and lead a healthy lifestyle. You get winded chasing the little rascals around the yard or shoveling that pile of snow off your drive way. Worse yet, hurting or injuring yourself doing something as normal as lifting a basket of dirty laundry. But, we also know that making a commitment to change ... Read More »

Get Active: Back to School Means Back to Fitness

September is here and for most of us that means back to school, back to work, and back to reality. Backpacks replace beach bags. Lunchboxes replace picnic baskets. Soccer and hockey practices replace lazy afternoons at the lake. And life falls back into its usual busy, hectic pace. But for many of us, back to school also means back to ... Read More »

Get Active: Staycation

  The kids are out of school and you really want to spend time with them and make wonderful memories but for whatever reason, financial or otherwise, your family just can’t swing a vacation this year. If you’re wondering how you’ll keep the kids entertained while you stay-cation instead, have no fear! Here are seven days worth of fun, active ... Read More »

Get Active: School’s Out Party!

Celebrating the end of school with a party is a great way for your family to create lasting memories and it’s the perfect opportunity to start a new tradition that your kids can look forward to year after year.  But as you know, if you're planning a kids' party you need plenty of activities to keep your young guests busy. ... Read More »

Get Active: Summer Day Camps

Day camps are an ideal childcare option for many parents once kids are out of school for the summer. Not only will your kids learn a variety of new skills and get plenty of exercise, they will build valuable social skills, spending their days having fun and learning with other kids their age. And you don’t usually have to look ... Read More »

Get Active: Your Shoes were Made for Walking

  You've seen the scary numbers: Childhood obesity is on the rise and diseases once mostly associated with adults, like type 2 diabetes, are growing among kids by equally epidemic proportions. You already know that getting kids physically active is a big part of the solution. So, what's the easiest way to pry your kid from the tube and get ... Read More »

Get Active: March Break

  March Break: two words that have kids leaping with joy as vacation begins but all too often have parents’ hearts sinking like a stone at the same time. After the initial euphoria of being out of school wears off, kids all too often end up whining "I'm bored. There's nothing to do," before the week is even half over. ... Read More »

Get Active: Cheating

  Seems like lately all anyone can talk about is Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace. The stories in the media may seem like a broken record, but have you considered how this could be the time to have an open conversation with your child about lying and cheating? Children learn early on that winners receive glory, whereas losers do not. ... Read More »

Get Active: Staying Motivated

  The start of a new year is the perfect time to turn a new page, which is probably why so many people create New Year's Resolutions. A new year often feels like a fresh start, a great opportunity to eliminate bad habits and establish new routines that will help you grow as a person and as a parent. Of ... Read More »

Get Active: Managing Holiday Stress

  The holidays tend to bring not just parties and presents and shopping, but usually an extra large-sized dose of stress for moms and dads as well. It may seem impossible to catch a breath, much less relax this time of year, but giving yourself time to deal with stress is essential if you want to get any sort of ... Read More »